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're not a football fan, you know the name jovan belcher. you know he killed the mother of his child and then committed suicide. but what do we know about his girlfriend? his partner? the mother of his child, kasandra perkins? according to the kansas city star perkins and belcher were madly in love but argued of late. the star added many people knew that belcher owned guns and enjoyed shooting but they'd never known him to be violent. not even close. nbc's bob costas on sunday night football took on the gun issue and started a twitter firestorm. >> you want some actual perspective on this? well, a bit of it comes from the kansas city-based writer jason whitlock with whom i do not always agree but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. >> we'll talk about guns and crimes and domestic violence in a minute. first, casey wian is in kansas city this morning with the chiefs. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good mor
of their team. police say linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, the mother of his infant daughter. minutes later he took his own life in the parking lot of arrowhead stadium where the chiefs play right in front of his coaches. nbc's tan trareporter. >> reporter: kansas city head coach romeo crennel wiped away tears on the sideline one day after witnessing linebacker jovan belcher taking his own life. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday. and i think that you will understand that, and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. >> reporter: belcher shot himself here at this practice facility at famed arrowhead stadium. crennel told police the 25-year-old belcher thanked him and general manager scott pioli for all they did for him. and then fired the fatal shots. >> our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving, and we send our condolences to that family. our prayers and condolences go out to the family of jovan belcher. they are also grieving. >> reporter: earlier that morning be
, thank you. one day after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend then killed himself, his team was back on the field for a game. the chief beat the carolina panthers 27-2 -- but as manual bojorquez reports the team and fans are still struggling for answers. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities at arrowhead stadium, reminders of a team tragedy. the chiefs coach romeo crennel greeted fans just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen, you can't undo them. and so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, your friends and rely on your faith. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed kasandra perkins his girlfriend and mother of his three month old daughter yesterday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of crennel and general manager scott pioli. >> after talking with the captains, they also felt like it was best that we play, if for no other reason it takes our mind off our missery for a few hours. >> reporter: t
chiefs linebacker jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend and then kill himself. saturday's murder/suicide stunned the team, fans and nfl. but the chiefs played their best game the year beating the panthers 27-21. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities reminders of a team tragedy. the coach greeted fans with a heart felt gesture just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. >> it's going to affect the perkins family, the belcher family, his daughter for many years to come. not just today or in the next few weeks. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed cassandra perkins saturday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and the general manager. >> after talking to the captains they also felt like it was best we play, if for no other reason it takes our mind off our misery for a few hours. >> report
belcher was a linebacker for the kansas city chiefs, got there on his own, he wasn't drafted. recently celebrating his first child, a baby girl. this weekend, tragedy. belcher killing his girlfriend and killing himself at the stadium in friend of his coach and general manager. sorrow on the field today. the teammates leading the fans in a moment of silence. and some questions for the coach. were there any signs this was coming? john schriffen in kansas city tonight. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, the players took the field one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him. he was a great guy. a great teammate who loved his family. and my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to give him a hug. police say early saturday morning, belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, k
oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. belcher. i'm tamron hall. we're following developing news right now. president obama is taking to twitter right now, part of the intensifying push by the white house to get public opinion on their side over negotiations against house republicans on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president himself tweeted out plans for the q and a a short time ago saying he'll answer questions about the cliff, his proposal and pending tax hikes on the official white house twitter feed. press secretary jay carney insisted the white house is still optimistic it can reach a deal with congressional republicans. >> there has been progress, and we can achieve a bipartisan agreement. the obstacle remains at this point the refusal to acknowledge by republican leaders that there is no deal that achieves the kind of balance that is necessary without raising rates on the top 2%. >> and there are just 29 days to go for the two parties to find some sort of middle ground, and joining me now from the white house nbc news correspondent krist
ahead. we'll have joe linta, agent for the kansas city chief es linebacker jovan belcher, remember he tragedy took his own life after shooting his girlfriend over the weekend. connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal will be ining us. we'll have republican congressman from florida, connie mack, and california republican mary bono mack joining us as well. and former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, tiki barber is with us, as well. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning is those pacific storms in northern california. third one in five days from san francisco to sacramento, floodwaters and fierce winds have been knocking out power to thousands of people. some people who lived in the areas for decades say they have never seen anything like this. >> thing just went up fast. >> we've had previously where it's gotten up real high but hasn't gotten this bad. >> do you live right here in the park? >> right here. >> right here? yeah, right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street bec
chiefs' players struggling to understand what made jovan belcher snap. this morning, new clues on what happened in the days before the violence. >>> case dismissed. the u.s. open ref accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug walks free. >> i'm just thrilled. thrilled. get back to my life. >> why she always knew justice would be served around her name cleared. we go one on one. >>> and bite fright, caught on tape. that little girl feeding a dolphin at sea world, holding her empty plate in the air when the dolphin leaps up, looking for more. we'll talk to her live. the message her parents have for everyone this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you all had a great weekend. happy monday to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. >> it will be warm in washington today, but that high-stakes stalemate is not getting any better. that fiscal cliff, just 29 days until everyone's taxes go up and the white house and congress are absolutely deadlocked right now. >> both sides seeming farther apart than ever. both sides saying, it's your t
that followed from nbc sport caster bob costas. on saturday morning, kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher murdered the mother of his 3-month-old child. girlfriend cassandra perkins at their home. he drove to the team's practice facility and turned the gun on nims front of his coach and general manager. no one knows what set him off. but costas thinks he knows the reason. here he is on sunday night football. >> you want actual perspective on this? a bit comes from jason whitlock who i don't agree but today said it so well we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the and of his article. our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensure more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy an more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodieed and dead. handguns do not bring safety. they exacerbate our flaws and bait us to embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming daying, jovan belcher's action and the possible connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here wrote whitlock, this is what
, but finding it hard to celebrate. they took to the field a day after police say their teammate, jovan belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girl friend, kasandra perkins. belcher then turned the gun on himself outside the chiefs practice facility in front of his coaches and the general manager. he and perkins leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. the chiefs beat the panthers 27-21 last night. the struggling team winning only its second game of the season despite this senseless violence an the loss of their teammate. coach romeo crennel congratulated the team after the win. >> you stuck together as a team like we talked about, helped each other, all right? family and friends, you relied on those people, all right? you relied on your faith to help get you through this, all right? we got through it, all right? in a grand way because everybody made a contribution. everybody helped, okay? that's what a team is about. >> casey wian has been talk together chiefs players and coaches, all trying to come to grips with this violent murder/suicide. what's the latest? >> well, the latest on the investiga
. the search for answers in the murder/suicide case involving nfl linebacker jovan belcher. >>> and later, prepare for landing. the amazing time-lapsed video that shows just how busy our skies really are. >>> and welcome back, everyone. there's another recall for the brand-new ford escape that affects about 73,000 2013 models with 1.6 liter engines that could catch fire. another 16,000 fusions, they're also being recalled. ford isn't sure what it's going to do to fix the problem but owners can get a free loaner car while the automaker figures it out. no injuries have been reported yet. >>> well, get ready to get angry, folks. airlines are looking for new fees they can collect from passengers. they're already make something $36 billion a year from food, drinks, baggage, better seats. and now executives have spent a three-day conference recently, brainstorming ideas, that's right, for even more fees. airlines are looking to maximize how much they can make off the data they collect from their passengers. >> are they going to charge us for air? >> that's next, trust me. >>> well, starting tod
are speaking out about the murder-suicide involving the kansas city chiefs jovan belcher and his girlfriend. ed lavandera is working the story for us. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: we're still trying to get to the bottom of the question everyone is asking. why did this happen? we spoke with a spokesperson close to the family of kasandra perkins saying they had no idea, no clue something like this could happen. >> i believe our suspect is chiefs player so whoever goes over there, proceed with caution. >> reporter: hearing the voices of kansas city police officers racing to make sense of what happened moments after belcher shot his girlfriend perkins at least three times. >> okay. i've got two coaches, one other employee here trying to talk with him. >> reporter: they did not know that belcher had just killed his girlfriend, head coach right in front of him. >> i was trying to get him to understand that life is not over. he still has a chance and let's get this worked out. >> reporter: but belcher did not listen. >> we've got shotted fired. self inflicted. one in the head. get in there. >
in kansas city the day after jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself. a moment of silence on the field and in the stand for all victims of domestic violence. abc's john schifrin is in kansas city. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, chiefs' players took the field just one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before take his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him, you know? he's -- he was a grade guy, great teammate. we loved his family. and like i said, my heart goes out to them. my prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of the pregame ceremonies, the chiefs observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after the score of the first touchdown, he ran over to head coach romeo cornell to give him a hug. belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, k kasandra perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter at their home. he got in his car, drove to the team's practice facility outside arrowhead stadium where authorities say he thanked the coaches for believing in him. moments later he walked away, shooting h
now investigators say they are trying to figure out what prompted jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend before taking his own life. police say that jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, on sunday morning before heading to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his head coach and others. the chiefs have any moment of silence before their game yesterday to remember all the victims of domestic violence. not specifically naming jovan belcher, but certainly a lot of questions. steve brown has more in chicago with this. we heard a little bit of the 911 call before the break. how do those final moments play out at arrowhead stadium earlier on saturday morning? reporter: yes, let's put that into context. kasandra perkins was shot numerous times and fatally wounded by the father of their child. that is jovan belcher, who drove to arrowhead stadium, essentially to talk to two people. that would be head coach and general manager. neither of those two gentlemen have commented on how those final seconds played out. but police officer that was watc
. but the autopsy result won't be ready for 6-8 week. belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before he drove to the football station and committed suicide in front of his coach. last night nbc's bob costas made the story bigger when he used the understand dengt during prime time to deliver a gun control lecture. trace gallagher joins us with more. >> reporter: the autopsies are key for a couple reasons. the kansas city chiefs say jovan belcher has no history of serious head injuries, but friend say he has many times received head injuries and in recent months he was taking heavy medication as well as alcohol to deal with this. we also now know that jovan belcher's mother was inside the house when he shot and killed his girlfriend, reportedly shooting her nine times. the mother is the one that called 911. police say there is no history of domestic violence. but friends are saying this was a rocky relationship. during halftime of last night's game bob costas, the nbc broadcaster used his segment where he often does opinion on sports to instead advocate for gun control. costas paraphrase an art
the gun on himself. joe van belcher and his girlfriend lived apart but got together by thanksgiving. they had a three-month-old daughter. he killed his girlfriend at the home on saturday and drove to the chiefs stadium where he killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. the team decided to play their game against the carolina panthers yesterday but fans had mixed emotions. >> it didn't feel that great coming out here. >> before kickoff the crowd was asked to observe a moment of silence for domestic violence victims and their families and there was no mention of belcher. the chief's won the game. >>> in japan at least nine people are dead and seven are injured. supports gave way causing the ceiling to fall on top of cars. rescue efforts have been put on hold because of fallen debris. the tunnel had just passed a routine inspection back in september. >>> nasa is expected to give an update on its mission to mars today. it's happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting. nasa is down playing rumors of major new findings from the curiosity rover. the announcement w
>> belcher pulled the trigger while his coach and general manager watched in disbelief. >> i'm dhchoosing not to answer any questions about what i saw. it wasn't a pretty site. >> southern california got pounding rain and downed trees and power lines. >> where is it all coming from? >>> an evacuation order remains in effect in louisiana as authorities rush to secure 6 million pounds of gun powder. >>> and 8-year-old girl bitten by a dolphin at seaworld and it's all caught on tape. >>> an incident involving a magician, a tv host dropped flammable liquid on his head. >> all that -- >> the ball is loose! picked up by claiborne! the dallas cowboys turn it into a touchdown. >> that's going to secure a dallas victory. >> -- and all that matters. >> the stars were out in washington for the kennedy center honors. >> i partied with wolf blitzer last night. >> led zeppelin and tv's david letterman. >> you are an american treasure. like the grand canyon. chicago skyline. or the top two kardashians. >>> welcome >>> welcome to "cbs this morn on fing." on friday we told you republicans on
. >> with heavy hearts they took the field one day after belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it is tough. we miss him. he was a great guy, a great teammate. we loved his family. like i said, my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> as part of the pre game ceremonies, the chiefs observed a moment of silence for the victims of domestic abuse. after the first touchdown he ran over to head coach to give him a hug. police say early saturday morning belcher shot his killed his 22-year-old girlfriend cassandra perkins, the mother of his three-month-old daughter at their home. he then got in his car, drove to the team's practice facility outside arrow head stadium where authorities say he thanked coaches for believing in him. moments later he walked away shooting himself in the head. this as the coaches and general manager looked on in horror. they want to know what caused thoim snap. they were arguing after she returned home late from a concert. >> there was an individual that did something that he snapped. that i don't understand. i probably
belcher sending shockwaves through the national football league. the kansas city chiefs linebacker spot and killed his girlfriend saturday before driving to his team's practice facility killing himself leaving behind his three month old doctor. shocked at the news his university of maine football coach said i am pressed to find a man who had more impact on his teammates and football family. he is truly one. great stories in the program's history. so what happened? here to shed light on nfl, former running back, super bowl champion, ricky waters. he is one of hundreds of players suing the league over head injuries and fox sports.com writer peter shrage. ricky, i will start with you. >> thanks, gerry. gerri: talk to us, ricky about the stresses on players and what it makes you do. it is just hard to imagine something like this happening. >> yeah. terrible, a terrible tragedy but yes there's a lot of pressure on players and there's a lot of stress. there is the pressure to perform at your best and to be the best every time you go out there on the field but also there's pressure to keep you
at the training facility to another disturbing scene. before police could get to him belcher made the decision. >> shots fired. >> at the bottom of the hour we will have more on what friends believe may have contributed to belcher's mental state. >> it is time to brew on this kids in five dates will be spending more time in schools colorado, massachusetts, new york and tennessee will have 300 hours of class time from schools in 2013. i don't know what the students feel about that but it is a 3 year pilot program aimed at giving kids a more rounded education making them more successful at class and making schools more competitive globally. if you wanted to know these 3 extra hours of schooling are okay or beyond the line. >> e-mail us at fox friends first@fox friends.com. >>> the victims of hurricane sandy had to go for weeks now being played withoextra on thei bills. >> predictions that claim america needs another bill bailout. this for students who can't afford to pay for school. would you be willing to pay up? >> 22 after the hour. take a look at this. a tree crushes a car trapping an oregon
it. and here is what i believe if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and cassandra perkins would both be alive today. stuart: we want to know what you think. go to our facebook page, weigh in, we value your opinion. and a top environmentalist, will a carbon tax will cause the glaciers from melting and temperatures from rising. his response in one second. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. to relentlessly protectelock what matters most... [beeping...] lping stop cros before your ideity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity theft was until i lost my credit and
that more and more domestic disputes will end in the coming tragedy. in the coming day. javon belcher's actions will be analyzed. but here is what i believe if javon belcher didn't possess a gun. he and sandra perkins would be alive today. >> gretchen: i don't know it is interesting. you can't say that. when people want to kill other people . there is a lot of ways to do it i don't know. would the rage come out in a different way? would he have strangled her? i don't know if anybody knows quite frankly and it is dangerous to kind of make personal predictions when you don't have the facts . no one will know whether or not he would have killed her with or without a gun. >> brian: people with guns can get them. >> steve: he had them legally. >> brian: illegally? >> steve: legally. >> brian: i just don't know it is appropriate enough less than 24 hours after the guy took his girlfriend and mother of his baby to make that stance. i don't think we needed to hear that last night. >> steve: i think you are right. 10 after the top of the hour. >> gretchen: a dope smuggler rams his boat in a an
chiefs reeling after police say linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend then drove to arrowhead stadium and took his life in front of his coach and manager. martha: despite this tragedy. kansas city managed to play their scheduled game and as you would imagine it was a very emotional day for the players and the teams and the families and fans. after the game this is the scene. you can see the players alternating there. the teams gathering together as they huddled in prayer at mid field. >> we are grieving for all involved. it's tough when a circumstance happens, you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and work our way through the tragedy. >> the police investigation goes from here. it's hard to imagine how that team could witness a player suer suicide and take the field the next day. >> the head coach and gh have talked to police about it but declined to talk to the press after yesterday's game. >> i think that respectfully to you guys and la
into the locker room this afternoon. yesterday linebacker jovan belcher shot himself in front of the general manager and the head coach after killing his girlfriend. the chief's owner and fans reacted to the murder-suicide. >> we have so many guys on the team and coaching staff who are really hurting. >> very sad. it is sad for a mother who loses her son, sad for the baby. just sad. >> a family member said today jovan belcher did not suffer from head injuries and the friend of a victim said tensions grew between them after the birth of their daughter three months ago. >>> to our continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff. treasure secretary got blunt today about taxes. he said the obama administration will refuse any deal that keeps tax cuts in place for wealthy americans. republicans are meeting that idea with stiff resistance. >> reporter: with the clock ticking and the fiscal cliff looping closure he says the white house will only agree to a plan that includes higher tax rates. >> if they are going to force higher rates on all americans because they are unwilling for 2% of the americans, tha
day after belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it is tough. we miss him. he was a great guy, a great teammate. we loved his family. like i said, my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> as part of the pre game ceremonies, the chiefs observed a moment of silence for the victims of domestic abuse. after the first touchdown he ran over to head coach to give him a hug. police say early saturday morning belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend cassandra perkins, the mother of his three-month-old daughter at their home. he then got in his car, drove to the team's practice facility outside arrow head stadium where authorities say he thanked coaches for believing in him. moments later he walked away shooting himself in the head. this as the coaches and general manager looked on in horror. they want to know what caused thoim snap. they were arguing after she returned home late from a concert. >> there was an individual that did something that he snapped. that i don't understand. i probably never will. >> it is the latest in a
belcher's agent. >>> we're live in month sir reason know where police -- month sir reason know. >>> 880 near the oakland coliseum. no problems here. we'll show you am couple hot spots coming up in traffic. ,0 b >>> good morning. well a beautiful sunrise over the big city. few high clouds. today will be dry. partly sunny and mostly cloudy. rain returns tuesday. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we're following for you right now at 6:42. two chp officers recovering. their patrol car flipped over this morning during a high speed chase at the altamont pass. this happened at 580 eastbound near flynn road. neither officer was seriously hurt. >>> it may take months in lafayette to fix the road this big sink hole caused by a clogged creek. now it opened up yesterday on mountain view drive it's about 20 feet wide. the crews will be working to try to shore up that road today. >>> and this just came in. the u.s. supreme court just released its list of cases it will review this term. proposition 8 california's same
for gun control after a murder-suicide involving kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher. listen as he quotes extensively from foxsports.com writer jason whitlock. >> our current gun culture, whitlock wrote, ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and more convenient store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenager boys bloodied and dead. handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws, bait us in to embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, belcher's action and the connection to football will be analyzed. who knows, but here wrote jason whitlock is what i believe. if belcher didn't process a gun, he and perkins would be alive today. >> bret: news busters said costas entitled to his opinion but does he have to give it during halftime of a nationally televised game? critics who say political bias turns up in college classrooms have a big number to back up the case. the web site campus reform looked to federal election records from open secrets.org and found 96% of donations from ivy
the game. the death of linebacker jovan belcher and his girlfriend. a moment of silence just before the game today in honor of all the victims of domestic violence. no mention of belcher by name. police say belcher shot and killed his girlfriend cassandra perkins at their home and then drove to the chiefs training facility near arrowhead stadium, took out a gun and shot himself in front of his coach and general manager. belcher and perkins were parents of a three month old baby girl, who was in another room at the time of the shooting. she was not hurt. the chiefs won today. they beat the carolina panthers only their second win of the season. that's of course nearly over. following the game. players from both teams gathered at the center of the field in prayer. >> well, the taliban sparking a two hour gun battle at a joint u.s. afghan air base today. we're told two cars packed with explosions barreled toward the main gate of the air base in eastern afghanistan. one of the cars blew up at the gate and guards started shooting at the second vehicle before it also exploded and american
/suicide. the head coach who watched aso van belcher took his life on saturday spoke about the tragedy after the game. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, friend and rely on your faith and that's what the team tried to do. we were able to do that. >> joining me is rob from nbc sports. as we hear more about this story. so tragic. 25 years old. this young man. his girlfriend 22 years old. the parents watch new 3-month-old. do we know any more about why, what was going on behind the scene? >> there's been some talk about some troubles in the relationship between jovan belcher and his girlfriend okay sandra p -- okcassandra perkins. >> there were talks about whether the chiefs would go ahead with the game. for the coach and for the team, everybody is still scratching their heads because the coach witnessing jovan belcher taking his own life. >> imagine the situation. a day before a game, general manager of the team, coach and assistant coach were trying to talk to belcher, trying to talk him out of what he was about to do. he
they won the game. yesterday, linebacker jovan belcher shot himself in front of his coach after killing his girlfriend a short time earlier. the chief's owner and fans reacted today. >> we have so many guys on the team and so the coaching staff who are really, really hurting. >> just very sad. it is sad for a mother who loses her son, it is is sad for that little baby t is just sad. >> a friend of the victim, perkins, the tensions grew between him and belcher after the birth of their daughter three months ago. >>> news in afghanistan suicide bombers attacked a joint afghan base, killing 4 soldiers and at least 4 civilians. the "new york times" reports tonight the attackers wore uniforms. the attack began when 2 vehicles charged the main gate and then blue up. a 2--- blew up. a 2-hour gun shootout began. >>> in the west bank, celebrations today as the president spoke to supporters for the first time since the u.n. voted to upgrade palestine status. they plan to withhold 100 million in funds and transfers to the palestinians each month. the money comes from taxes and custom duties that they c
' linebacker jovan belcher. authorities say he shot his girlfriend saturday and then went to arrowhead stadium where he turned the gun on himself. the team's head coach wiped away tears on the sideline yesterday and spoke to reporters. >> i'm choosing not to answer any questions about what i saw yesterday, and i think that you will understand that and hopefully you will respect my wishes on that because it wasn't a pretty sight. our prayers go out to the family of kasandra perkins. they are grieving and we send our condolences. >> belcher's hometown, a vigil was held for the former high school stole. the couple reportedly had argued recently. they leave behind a 3-month-old baby. >>> residents in northern california may finally be getting a break from a series of powerful storms that have saturated the region over the past week. a third storm sunday dumped pounding rain and downed trees and power lines. nbc's jay gray has the latest from california. >> reporter: this morning the water and worries continue to rise across central and northern california. for almost a week now, high winds and hea
of kansas city chiefs player javon belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins. they had lived apart earlier this year but just got back together. belcher shot and killed perkins saturday before killing himself in front of his head coach and general manager. >>> high winds are a major concern as crews tried to contain a wildfire in the rocky mountain national park. so far the fire has scorched more than 3500 acres in colorado. it's been burning for almost two months now. but strong winds doubled its size over the past few days. it's 20% contained. it was started by an illegal campfire. >>> caught on tape, a girl being bitten while feeding a dolphin 12 days ago at seaworld in orlando. and the girl's father caught the incident on camera. take a look! oh!! that looks like it hurt. the bottlenose bit the girl after she moved the paper plate that held the fish she was feeding him with. >> i think it was going to haul me into the water. it was crazy but i thought it was going to eat my hand off. [ laughter ] >> poor thing. her hand is mostly hailed from the puncture wounds. her parents complain th
jovan belcher was, let alone he had a 3-month-old baby girl with his 22-year-old girl kasandra perkins. today we are learning a little bit more about this couple, but really so far little is known about what prompted the violence. kevin powell, i want to bring you into this conversation, you wrote this -- this column, this op-ed piece for cnn.com/opinion. you call it manhood, football and suicide. first, just welcome to you. i want to play a little sound and we'll talk about your piece, but i just want you to hear and our viewers to hear what one of belcher's teammates said and we'll talk about, you know, some of the athletes you've counseled. listen to this. >> sometimes you got to go out there, let your emotion and frustration out on the field. that's what we did as a team today. still, once again, we lost a teammate. and we lost a friend. >> kevin, you're not just an author and activist, you write in your piece how you've counseled some professional athletes and some entertainers, privately, and you -- to quote you, they have been grappling with very warped definitions of manhood. w
witnessed javon belcher kill himself at the team's practice facility not too far from where we are here tonight, spoke about what this game meant and what it was like to play today. >> it's tough when circumstance happens, you can't undo them, so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, your friends, and rely on your faith, and that's what the team tried to do today and we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy, and knowing that it's not over today. it still will go on tomorrow, the next day, and the next day. but life is going to go on as well and we have to work through it. >> reporter: after the game few kansas city chiefs football players provided any kind of clues as to what javon belcher might have been struggling with in the days leading up to this tragedy when he killed his girlfriend at her honl and then took his own life at the team's practice facility and with all of that, they left behind a 3-month-old baby who is now orphaned. before the game kansas city chiefs organization started off the game with a moment of silence honoring all vict
are trying to figure out what drove nfl player jovan belcher to kill his girlfriend and then himself on saturday morning. friends and relatives of the couple said their relationship was strained and briefly lived apart last month but had just gotten back together. the two have a 3-month-old daughter. belcher's team the kansas city chiefs held a moment of silence at yesterday's game. the head coach says the game was an escape from the pain. >> after talking with the captains they also felt like it was best that we play if for no other reason it takes your mind off our misery for a few hours, and so that's what it did. ♪ so will bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerful sheet. the only one with trap + lock technology. look! one select-a-size sheet of bounty is 50% more absorbent than a full size sheet of the leading ordinary brand. use less. with the small but powerful picker upper, bounty select-a-size. you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name yo
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to the jovan belcher tragedy. >>> four people including three firefighters are still in the hospital this morning after a serious accident in other rin da. it happened on -- orinda. it happened on eastbound 24 near wilder road. it all started when an suv crashed into the center divide. while one of the drivers and three firefighters were standing on the right shoulder, another suv lost control pushing another car into them. they were all rushed to the hospital with major injuries. >>> the weekend storm brought major problems to the south bay and that had actuallity workers and law enforcement working overtime. a man, woman and child were were stuck in their car after flooding on east capital and mantague expressway. crews were busy pumping water out of pumps. many people have started to stock up on sandbags to prepare for the next storm. >>> we're getting a lot of rain. it rained quite hard overnight. you know how storms are, they are very unpredictable. i would say we're in very good condition to tackle the next storm. rain is predicted to hit the south bay tomorrow night and wednes
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jovan belcher shot his girlfriend and then shot himself at the chief's training facility the team decided to play their game against the carolina panthers yesterday. the chiefs won but some fans thought there should not have been a game at all. >> probably should have canceled it. yeah out of respect. and reschedule it later on in the season. >> friends say belcher and girlfriend did argue about normal stuff. they had a three-month-old daughter. >>> moments after a man charged in the -- found dead in his jail cell. he could be linked to seven other killings. israel keys was scheduled to go to trial in march for the death of an 18-year-old beer's that. now police say he also confessed to killing a vermont couple and indicted on other killings in new york and washington state. police say keys died of an apparent suicide. >>> your time is 5:44. a man is in jail after leading police on a high speed chase from san jose to oakland overnight. the chp says the driver got on to interstate 880 heading to oakland after not stopping for a traffic violation. the chase lasted several miles befo
javon belcher and his girlfriend kasandra perkins. they had lived apart earlier this year but got back together. belcher shot and killed perkins saturday before killing himself in front of his coach and general manager. >>> some high winds are making it hard for crews trying to contain a wildfire at the rocky mountain national park. so far the fire has burned more than 3500 acres in colorado. it's been burning for almost two months now. but the strong winds doubled its size over the past couple of days. crews now have it 20% contained. they suspect it all started by an illegal campfire. >>> a voluntary recall by ford motor company because of a fire hazard. there have been reports of overheating and fires in some 2013 models so it's recalling nearly 90,000 ford escapes and fusions. the automaker is asking owners to call a dealer to arrange for a free loaner vehicle. >>> could the raiders stop the slide to five? >> plus the 9ers big quarterback controversy continues. what jim harbaugh had to say after the 49ers overtime loss at st. louis. when we come back. ,, ,, [ male announcer ] there
joe van belcher announcing the gun used was legally purchased. chiefs players and fans held a moment of silence at sunday's home game against the panthers. jovan and his girlfriend leave behind a 3-month-old daughter. >>> residents across california and the pacific northwest felt the full force of another storm over the weekend. thousands of people are still dealing with power outages. cleanup is under way across a region that will see more wet weather this week. >>> after nearly two decades the american psychiatric association has revised its diagnostic manual impacting millions around the world. three major diagnoses are being added, binge eating, hoarding and disruptive mood disorder. two are being removed. aspergers syndrome will fit into an expanded diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. dyslexia recategorized under learning disorders. and make room at kensington palace and cue the paparazzi. the duchess of cambridge is expecting. >> hey, andrea. exciting news, also some worry because what we learned today was that the duchess of cambridge has been taken into hospital for what
on the javon belcher tragedy after he took his own life this weekend as well as the life of his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, mother of his 3-month-old child. the murder suicide has reignited the violence in football, football and drugs and athletes and guns and, of course, guns and violence. let's backspin on it. i'm a little emotional after reading that. my first thought here is bob costas is in his right to say whatever he wants to say and hold whatever position he wants to hold. i personally have a pretty nuanced position on this issue in general. you know, i think the nra, gun owners of america go too far in imposing any kind of restriction on gun rights. they think you should be able to own anything in any number and carry it in any place at any time, and that i disagree with but what i would say is let's leave the constitution out this because i think that's a complicated argument as well. what i would say is if you want to infringe on liberty and say you can't do x, y or z, i think the burden of proof has to be on you for why there's a societal need for infringing on that liberty.
they willselves this year. belcher in a murder-suicide over the weekend. and the titans receiver shot himself and jr. seau, and atlantic falcon safety, as well, and his occupy showed he had a britain disease linked to repeated concussions. last year the former bears star shot himself in the chest. he left a note saying, please, see that my brain is given to the nfl. he had brain damage related to his hard hits. now this new study, new study that just came out, adding to the body of evidence linking repeated brain injuries or head injuries to brain damage. and republickers have found that 80 percent of people with a history of mild brain trauma later showed signs of damage that can cause depression and dementia. our doctor joins us, a specialist in head and brain injuries. thank you, doctor. a lot of these injuries, and it feels like we are in news from the future on the >>guest: it does. today's story about the boston university report is significant because as you said, more than 68 of the 89 people they studied had some evidence of getting hit frequently. they played professional experts, 5
. this weekend kansas city chief player jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, the mother of his child, and then drove to the chiefs stadium and shot himself to death right in front of his coaches. to be clear, we do not know the causes or the reasons behind this tragedy, but we have seen six nfl players take their own lives in as many years. studies have shown that some of these players have something called cte, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's like an alzheimer's type of position attributed to repeated head injuries. our senior cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has been looking into this story, and there are -- there's more information. it's incredibly coincidental, but there's more information coming out about head trauma and repeated head trauma and how this can effect the brains of pro athletes. give me a bit of a feel for what these studies are saying. >> there's one big study that is just coming out today and is done at boston university, and people have looked at brains of athletes who have had this condition after they died, done an autopsy. sort of here and the
jovan belcher killed his girlfriend an then drove to the kansas city chiefs stadium and killed himself in front of his coaches. let me be clear. we don't know the causes or reasons the reasons behind this tragedy in particular, but we have seen a large number of nfl players take their own lives over the last few years. studies have shown that some of these swidz can be attributed to something called cte. it's chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it's attributed to alzheimer's. some are attributing it to concussion-like injuries. there's new information out, a new study that's making a lot of news. what is in the study, and why is it significant especially in light of what we've just seen happen over the weekend? >> researchers, ashleigh, have been so curious to know what do the brains of these athletes with chronic -- it's the biggest study. it's the largest mof people. they looked at 68 brains on autopsy of people who died and had chronic traumatic encephalopattie. most were athletes. i think this is really going to explain what they found. the three brains on the left are normal brains.
girlfriend. joe biden belcher thanks his coaching before killing himself. the couple leased the time the three month old daughter. he played all four seasons of his nfl career with the chiefs before the kickoff yesterday's game the crowd was asphyxia armada silence serve victims of domestic violence and their families. >> the time is 5:50 a.m. and we'll be back in a couple of minutes. we want to remind you that dr. phil comes up on the kron4 morning news afte. it is about dating, as the person that you share your secrets with really who they say they are? we will be back. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. twilight and sky fall continued to dominate the box office. twilight ciba breaking dawn part 2 is ahead but not by much. lincoln came in at no. 3 player in december 13th and a half million of the box office. pope benedict t
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